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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Very clean and friendly, many amenities. Only complaint is it was quite warm in our room and everywhere really, which is strange as it was March in Boston. Otherwise, loved it and would definitely stay there again. I would happily recommend it!

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, Sarah. With the cool temperatures outside and trying to regulate the whole building, temperatures can definitely get a little wacky. If you stay with us in the future (or any other HI hostel!), please don't hesitate to let the front desk about about the temperature issue- they'll be happy to reach out to maintenance to...

Florida
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I was there last summer, I think it would be not fair not to say something about this really nice hostel. It has really GREAT VALUE. How many hostel can offer a full bath for even 8 people room? No need to run to the hall way for bathroom in the night, no need to fight for shower space with...

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words, Rita! The little cubby next to the bed is one of my favorite features about the rooms-- because like you, I need that space for my glasses, phone, water, and other small things.

Fernie, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I'm lugging my heavy snowboard gear around, so it was thankfully only ten minutes walk making it a breeze getting to and from South Station. This will be your main entrance point into Boston if arriving by Bus/Coach/Amtrak Trains. Those flying in can make the most of the free Silver Line bus service from Boston Logan to South Station. Getting...

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Vince! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and had such a positive experience staying with us. Furthermore, thank you for the blurb about the bathrooms, it really does depend a bit on how respectful the previous users are! Our housekeeping staff is incredible and they clean all those bathrooms twice daily!

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I loved this place and I would definately use it again. I was on my own in Boston and there were plenty of great people to talk to and share experiences. The staff could have done with a bit more customer care training personally speaking. For those who have been youth hostelling, then this place is quite upmarket! The rooms...

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback~ come back and see us again soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I love HI Hostel and there is a reason! It's excellent service and location. Very clean, organized with private bathrooms on the hallway. It also has a bed light and a wall plug to charge your phone. It's close to the Terminal and all sightseeings. One of the best of the chain in my opinion.

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review.. Glad you enjoyed your stay in Boston.. See you next time! M

Trento, Italy
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I stayed there for two weeks with a big group, we had a really good time. Excellent Breakfast, there is enough space for relaxing and having fun, rooms are comfortable and you can meet funny people. The Hostel is in a perfect location, near subway stations, but in few minutes walking you are in the city center.

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Two weeks in February! nice. Hopefully your group was able to see some of the great aspects in and around Boston. Our awesome location makes getting around the city pretty easy. Come back and visit anytime. If your group was going to other cities, I hope those were a great time as well. Take care. M

Banovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Room was nice/clean/modern with lockers, towels, bed was comfortable; bathroom was clean and safe (extra towels, blow dryer, soap, paper towels), breakfast was ok and hostel is super close to bus station. If I go to Boston again, I will definetely come back. It was worth the money. And they have extra lockers if you need to store your luggage...

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, Katarina! Thanks for your note about the clean rooms and bathrooms- our housekeeping staff is truly a group of undercover superheroes :) Come back and see us any time!

Salvador, BA
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Very confortable and organized. I thought it was expensive in comparance with other countries, but for US it's one of the cheapest with really good quality, good beds, good bathroms, good localization.

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United States
Reviewed 21 February 2016

If you are looking for a) location b) a good value place to stay c) friendly environment and d) breakfast included, then you should definitely pick this hostel. The only thing that I would suggest is to check with the guests if the heater is OK as we found the room colder than the hallway. Also, we didn't find any...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

This is my second Hostelling International that I have stayed and it did not disappoint. The location is just 5-10 minutes walking to Boston Gardens/Common; and several T-stations nearby. I stayed at a clean 4 bed dorm room with immediate access to two clean restroom/showers. The staff was beyond helpful, the amenities throughout the hostel were modern, open and welcoming....

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Clean contemporary hostel with great amenities including free linen, continental breakfast and WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - Boston

Address: 19 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116-4723
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: $63 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - Boston 2*
Number of rooms: 99
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